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Comment Re:Thanks, Obama! (Score 0) 205

Perhaps part of the reason you don't have to worry about it so badly is that numerous governments are constantly conducting investigations, surveillance, and operations to keep terrorism at bay. Nothing is 100% guaranteed of course. How much worse might it be if they did nothing? Much has been done to contain Al Qaeda and ISIS, or their supporters. It's a bit like saying, "Why am I paying my mechanic for all this maintenance upkeep on my car, it never breaks down". Is money being spent frivolously as well? It sure is, that's the nature of government services.

I suspect, however, physical damage and carnage are secondary concerns to the topmost levels of government; the primary reason governments want to squash terrorism is because of it's negative effect on Wall St. Markets are very high strung and touchy, and even a little terrorism goes a long way.

Comment Re:Marketing to the Cult (Score 1) 168

Well, there's always jailbreaking.

While on the subject though, I have to say the one big flaw in iPhone, to me, is iTunes, and lack of basic MTP capability for file transfers. You can copy your photos off your iPhone to desktop easily enough, but not the other way around, and no other file types without that crapware that is iTunes.. it's a pain. But otherwise, the thing functions simply, solidly and responsively.

Comment Re:Marketing to the Cult (Score 1) 168

Because that defines everything about the device? If that's all you care about, maybe you should just get a computer. I've rooted my Nexus 7, but it's no big deal to me; it's cool to run Cyanogen on it, but it still does the same stuff. My iPhone does what I need it to do too.

Comment Re:You may not "quit working" (Score 1) 406

I'd have it made it if I hit the lotto. I'd get a bigger house, and have a recording studio built in or near it; then fill said studio with gear, so I could pursue the music I've been doing for most of my adult life, composing and recording songs (instrumental mostly).
Purpose would not be an issue, boredom would not be an issue. I have add'l hobbies anyway that would provide me with a break from music when I needed it: Astronomy, photography, art, and a tour of Europe. Man that sounds good.

Comment Re:We knew this going in (Score 1) 588

None of those are "supremacists". I'm not crazy about Bannon, but I don't see any valid evidence he's quite as bad as the accusations being leveled against him. The whole anti-semite thing was debunked. You must be a liberal. I'm a moderate conservative, but I'm afraid I don't see "conservative" as an insult the way you do.

Comment Re:We knew this going in (Score 1) 588

Ah yes, getting rid of political corruption. Draining the swamp. I'm glad to see Trump is making great strides there, appointing Goldman Sachs alum left and right.

Left and right?? Other than Steven Mnuchin, for the Dept of theTreasury (and obviously the guy knows finance) who else in the cabinet is a Goldman Sachs executive/alumni?
Here's the list so far. None of these other than Mnuchin were affiliated with GS as far as I can tell. You can bet Hillary would've had more.

  • Department of Defense: James N. "Mad Dog" Mattis
  • Department of Treasury: Steven Mnuchin
  • Department of Transportation: Elaine L. Chao
  • Department of Health and Human Services: Tom Price
  • Department of Commerce: Wilbur Ross
  • Department of Education: Betsy DeVos
  • United Nations Ambassador: Nikki Haley
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development: Dr. Ben Carson
  • Central Intelligence Agency: Mike Pompeo
  • Attorney General: Jeff Sessions
  • National Security Adviser: Michael T. Flynn
  • Chief of Staff: Reince Priebus
  • Chief Strategist: Stephen K. Bannon

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